With their first release of 2022, Ming is returning to a complication we haven’t seen from them since 2018, the GMT. The new watch, dubbed the 22.01, debut’s a new case family with a pair of dial options in the Kyoto and Gilt, each featuring a subtle mixture of tone and texture to compliment the now trademark Ming design style. As you’ve likely come to expect from Ming, there’s plenty of small details to discover, with both the watch, and the manner in which you’ll have the opportunity to purchase one. The 22.01 will get 4 separate ordering windows, but there’s only so many to go around, so results are not guaranteed.
The 22.01 is meant to bridge the gap between the now discontinued 17 series (which we said goodbye to last year), and the more premium 37 series. The watch gets a 38mm grade 5 titanium case that applies a new mix of brushed and polished surfaces to a familiar shape, which includes the flared lugs. With a case thickness of 10.7mm and lug to lug length of 43.9mm, it should wear as well as you’d expect, which is becoming the norm for Ming these days.